The commercialization of cellulosic ethanol began in October of 2013 with the launch of the 13 million gallons per year (MGY) plant in Crescentino, Italy. Since then, four additional cellulosic ethanol plants have popped up—two in the United States and two in Brazil. On October 30, DuPont formally opened the sixth commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.
DuPont opened a 30 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, becoming the world’s largest cellulosic biofuels refinery to date.
Brazilian sugar mills have been facing difficult times: Sugar prices are low; ethanol prices are low; and productions costs have increased. Yet, there are shy signs of changes on the horizon.
Very few people realize that plants, household trash and other kinds of waste can be used to provide food, feed, energy and materials.